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SUBSCRIBE: - Let's visit The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation which is a Franciscan church located on Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is the parish church of Ljubljana - Annunciation Parish. Its red colour is symbolic of the Franciscan monastic order. Since 2008, the church has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance of Slovenia. Built between 1646 and 1660 (the bell towers following later), it replaced an older church on the same site. The early-Baroque layout takes the form of a basilica with one nave and two rows of side-chapels.
Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.
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Organ Practice in Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
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Prešernov trg 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
From Wikipedia: Landmark 17th-century Franciscan church featuring a pink facade & an interior with ceiling frescoes.
Come Taste Ljubljana - Travel Guide (Slovenia)
This video will give you a glimpse of the culture and beauty that Ljubljana, Slovenia has to offer.
For more information on Ljubljana please checkout the Visit Ljubljana website
Locations/Activities in film
Barka Ljubljanica (river boat tour)
Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska Cerkev)
Open Kitchen Food Market
Ljubljana Central Market
Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most)
Vodnik Square (Vodnikov trg)
Ljubljana Castle (Castello di Lubiana)
Town Hall (Magistrat)
Ljubljana Castle Funicular
Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most)
Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers (Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek)
Dancers of Zidana Marela's Traditional Slovenian Evening Tour
Visit Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, and explore the places in its surroundings.
Besides having everything that all the other modern capitals have, Ljubljana succeeded in maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a small city. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. The region that besides Ljubljana comprises 25 other municipalities is noted for its traditional hospitality, diverse nature, nice towns, castles, quality traditional restaurants and village churches with their rich artistic legacy.
The Central Slovenia is the place where the alpine and karst landscapes meet. Thus, various unique natural and cultural particularities were created. Some of these are the Ljubljana Marshes, an area of wetlands and peat bogs known for its prehistoric pile dwellers and for its rare animal and vegetal species, the high mountain plateau Velika planina situated in the Kamnik Alps, noted for its ski centre and for being the oldest dairy herdsmen’s settlement in Europe, interesting subterranean caves, karstic fields and the mysterious forests of the Polhov Gradec and Posavje hills that abound with tourist farms.
You will definitely not be bored. The various cultural events are marked by the richness of the tradition as well as by the modern creativity. Forests, rivers and lakes offer great possibilities of an active holiday in the open air. You can choose between hiking, cycling, exploring the nature, hunting, fishing and during the winter, also between skiing and cross-country skiing. There are also some well-maintained golf courses.
Ljubljana and the Central Slovenia region are a perfect destination for relaxed and active holidays.
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10 Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia Travel Guide
Join as we visit Ljubljana, Slovenia in this travel guide covering some of the best things to do in the city including highlighting the local food and restaurant scene, museums worth visiting, the old town, castle, quirky neighborhoods and more. With a week in Ljubljana, Slovenia we had plenty of time to cover the main attractions in the city along with take some day trips. If you're thinking of visiting a weekend would be enough time for a busy trip but 3-4 days or longer would be more ideal for slower exploration. Now let's explore the capital city of Slovenia together!
10 Things to do in Ljubljana City Tour | Slovenia Travel Guide:'(Slovenija)
Introduction to Ljubljana - 00:01
1) Old Town of Ljubljana at Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg) + Franciscan Church (Frančiškanska cerkev) - 00:39
2) Bridges of Ljubljana = Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) + Love Lock Bridge (Mesarski most) + Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most) - 00:46
3) Ljubljana Central Market (Osrednja ljubljanska tržnica) + Ljubljana Cathedral (ljubljanska stolnica) - 02:59
4) Slovenian Food at Allegria restaurant in Ljubljana - 03:57
5) Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad - Laibacher Schloss) on Castle Hill - 04:24
6) River Cruise on the Ljubljanica River + Ice Cream (Cacao) - 06:54
7) Metelkova for street art in Ljubljana - 09:14
8) Balkan Food sampling Bosnian Cuisine at restaurant Sarajevo 84 - 10:43
9) Galleries and Museums Ljubljana including The National Gallery of Slovenia (Narodna galerija), the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija), and the National Museum of Slovenia (Narodni muzej Slovenije) - 11:12
10) Tivoli City Park Gardens (Mestni park Tivoli) - 11:39
Outro to Ljubljana- 12:01
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Our visit Ljubljana travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (Slovene, Balkan and Bosnian), top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting castles, churches, the old town, quirky neighborhoods, museums and along the river. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Ljubljana tourism brochure, Ljubljana itinerary or Ljubljana, Slovenia city tour also known as Laibach.
10 Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia Travel Guide Video Transcript:
Prešeren Square is a central meeting spot in the heart of the Old Town, so it made sense to start our tour of Ljubljana here. You’ll find the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, lots of gelato shops, and the baffling bridge we just mentioned.
As for the reasoning behind the Triple Bridge and the famed dragon bridge, which is guarded by four dragons.
Ljubljana’s Central Market is another spot worth checking out.
We needed to sample some Slovenian food so we went to Allegria.
Sam ordered Zlikrofi (zhlee-krofi), a Slovenian dumpling stuffed with potato + lamb goulash along with Slovenian sausage with cabbage & potatoes.
Ljubljana Castle, which sits on Castle Hill overlooking the city. Built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century, Ljubljana Castle has seen many redesigns and renovations. Climb the Outlook Tower for 360 degree views of the city.
There are departures for cruises down the Ljubljanica. We boarded a cruise directly underneath the Love Lock Bridge, which is actually called Mesarski Most. It was our favourite activity in Ljubljana and it was a super relaxed way to watch the city.
Metelkova is home to the best street art.
One place we really enjoyed was Sarajevo 84, a restaurant specializing in Balkan cuisine. The portions massive & everything we ordered was delicious.
We had a feast featuring: grilled meat with pita and onions, baked beans and sausage, roasted peppers, and a flaky pastry stuffed with cheese. It only came to 23 Euros.
Speaking of galleries and museums, a few you’ll find include: the National Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Slovenia.
We finished off at Tivoli, which is the largest park in Ljubljana.
And that’s it for our time in Ljubljana. Our visit was short, tasty, and relaxing, and we’re really glad we made some time to visit this underrated capital.
Now you guys know the drill; if there are any other things to do in Ljubljana that we may have missed in this travel guide, feel free to share your suggestions with fellow travellers below.
This is part of our Travel in Slovenia video series showcasing Slovenian food, Slovenian culture and Slovenian cuisine.
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Travel Slovenia - Visiting the Annunciation Church in Ljubljana
Take a tour of Ljubljana Annunciation Church in Ljubljana, Slovenia -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
This Franciscan church is the most prominent feature of Preseren Square in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Ljubljana Annunciation Church is topped with the town's most immense bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, and is one of the city's key churches.
This unusual salmon-colored church was built from 1646 to 1660, and was constructed on the same site as an older church.
Though the church's original frescoes were damaged in an earthquake, newer ones have replaced them.
Near to the Ljubljana Annunciation Church is an older Franciscan Monastery related to the church.
The church continues to hold Mass services and is also freely open to visitors.
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia Travel Guide | Around The World
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative center of independent Slovenia since 1991. Its central geographic location within Slovenia, transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions, and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position.
During antiquity, a Roman city called Emona stood in the area. Ljubljana itself was first mentioned in the first half of the 12th century. It was under Habsburg rule from the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Situated at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historical capital of Carniola, a Slovene-inhabited part of the Habsburg Monarchy.
The origin of name of the city, Ljubljana, is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use. ) The city is alternatively named Lublana in many English language documents. The city is called Lublana in Silesian, Lubiana in Italian, in Latin: Labacum and anciently Aemona.
The city's architecture is a mix of styles. Despite the appearance of large buildings, especially at the city's edge, Ljubljana's historic center remains intact. Although the oldest architecture has been preserved from the Roman period, Ljubljana's downtown got its outline in the Middle Ages. After the 1511 earthquake, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style following Italian, particularly Venetian, models. After the quake in 1895, it was once again rebuilt, this time in the Vienna Secession style, which today is juxtaposed against the earlier Baroque style buildings that remain. Large sectors built in the inter-war period often include a personal touch by the architects Jože Plečnik and Ivan Vurnik.In the second half of the 20th century, parts of Ljubljana were redesigned by Edvard Ravnikar.
The central square in Ljubljana is Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg) where the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Frančiškanska cerkev) is located. Built between 1646 and 1660 (the belltowers following later), it replaced an older Gothic church on the same site. The layout takes the form of an early-Baroque basilica with one nave and two rows of lateral chapels. The Baroque main altar was executed by the sculptor Francesco Robba. Much of the original frescos were ruined by the cracks in the ceiling caused by the Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. The new frescos were painted by the Slovene impressionist painter Matej Sternen.
Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is a medieval castle with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements, located on the summit of Castle Hill, which dominates the city center. The area surrounding today's castle has been continuously inhabited since 1200 BC. The castle was built in the 12th century and was a residence of the Margraves, later the Dukes of Carniola. The castle's Viewing Tower dates to 1848; this was inhabited by a guard whose duty it was to fire cannons warning the city in case of fire or announcing important visitors or events, a function the castle still holds today. Cultural events and weddings also take place there. Since 2006, a funicular has linked the city center to the castle atop the hill.
Town Hall (Mestna hiša, Magistrat), located at Town Square, is the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. The original building was built in a Gothic style in 1484. Between 1717 and 1719, the building underwent a Baroque renovation with a Venetian inspiration by the architect Gregor Maček, Sr.. Near Town Hall, at Town Square, stands a replica of the Baroque Robba Fountain. The original has been moved into the National Gallery in 2006. The Robba Fountain is decorated with an obelisk at the foot of which there are three figures in white marble symbolising the three chief rivers of Carniola. It is work of Francesco Robba, who designed numerous other Baroque statues in the city.
Ljubljana Cathedral (ljubljanska stolnica), or St. Nicholas's Cathedral (stolnica sv. Nikolaja), serves the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. Easily identifiable due to its green dome and twin towers, it is located at Cyril and Methodius Square (Ciril-Metodov trg, named for Saints Cyril and Methodius) by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and Town Hall. The Diocese of Ljubljana was set up in 1461. Between 1701 and 1706, the Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo designed the Baroque church with two side chapels shaped in the form of a Latin cross. The dome was built in the center in 1841. The interior is decorated with Baroque frescos painted by Giulio Quaglio between 1703–1706 and 1721–1723.
Ljubljana | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
00:01:31 1 Name and symbol
00:05:26 2 History
00:05:35 2.1 Prehistory
00:06:55 2.2 Antiquity
00:08:12 2.3 Middle Ages
00:11:51 2.4 Early modern
00:14:40 2.5 Late modern
00:18:38 2.6 Contemporary
00:18:57 3 Geography
00:20:16 3.1 Geology
00:20:49 3.2 Topography
00:21:56 3.3 Waters
00:23:58 3.4 Climate
00:25:53 4 Cityscape
00:27:11 4.1 Main sights
00:32:33 4.2 Parks and other green spaces
00:35:20 4.3 Streets and squares
00:39:23 4.4 Bridges
00:40:11 4.4.1 The Dragon Bridge
00:40:53 4.4.2 The Butchers' Bridge
00:41:29 4.4.3 The Triple Bridge
00:42:20 4.4.4 The Fish Footbridge
00:43:19 4.4.5 The Cobbler's Bridge
00:43:53 4.4.6 The Trnovo Bridge
00:45:08 4.4.7 The Hradecky Bridge
00:46:12 5 Culture
00:46:21 5.1 Accent
00:47:01 5.2 In literary fiction
00:47:30 5.3 Festivals
00:49:35 5.4 Museums and art galleries
00:51:32 5.5 Entertainment and performing arts
00:52:01 5.5.1 Cinema
00:53:19 5.5.2 Classical music, opera and ballet
00:54:32 5.5.3 Theatre
00:55:26 5.5.4 Modern dance
00:56:17 5.5.5 Folk dance
00:56:31 5.5.6 Jazz
00:57:04 5.6 Popular urban culture and alternative scene
01:00:06 6 Sports
01:00:16 6.1 Clubs
01:04:21 6.2 Mass sport activities
01:05:14 6.3 Sport venues
01:10:32 7 Economy
01:12:25 8 Government
01:15:55 9 Demographics
01:16:57 10 Education
01:17:07 10.1 Primary education
01:19:32 10.2 Secondary education
01:21:59 10.3 Tertiary education
01:23:49 10.4 Libraries
01:26:53 11 Science
01:27:40 12 Transport
01:27:50 12.1 Air transport
01:29:01 12.2 Rail transport
01:30:47 12.3 Roads
01:33:20 12.4 City bus
01:35:35 12.5 Bicycles
01:37:25 12.6 Water transport
01:38:04 13 Healthcare
01:39:08 14 International relations
01:39:19 14.1 Twin towns and sister cities
01:39:33 15 See also
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Ljubljana (Slovene: [ljuˈbljàːna] (listen), locally also [luˈblàːna]; also known by other, historical names) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative centre of independent Slovenia since 1991.
During antiquity, a Roman city called Emona stood in the area. Ljubljana itself was first mentioned in the first half of the 12th century. Situated at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historical capital of Carniola, one of the Slovene-inhabited parts of the Habsburg Monarchy. It was under Habsburg rule from the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. After World War II, Ljubljana became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It retained this status until Slovenia became independent in 1991 and Ljubljana became the capital of the newly formed state.